It’s Election Day! There is so much at stake in this election that we need all of our voices to be heard!
Did you miss the online voter registration deadline? Need to check if you’re registered? Wondering about propositions? Wondering where to find voting sites? Here’s a guide to key info you’ll need today:
- If you missed the October 22 deadline to register to vote online or to update your voter registration information, you can still cast a ballot in California by completing the conditional voter registration process. Eligible citizens can go to their county elections office or a designated satellite location to register and vote conditionally. And in five counties – Madera, Napa, Nevada, Sacramento and San Mateo – you can register to vote conditionally at any Vote Center in your county. Read more here.
- Check if you are registered to vote here.
- Polling sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Your polling place is listed on the back of the sample ballot you received in the mail. You can also look it up here.
- If you have a vote-by-mail ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than three days after Election Day. Make sure your return envelope is signed with the same signature used for your voter registration card. It will be compared to ensure the two signatures match or your ballot might be disqualified.
- If you feel that your ballot might not be received on time, you can drop it off at any polling place in your county before 8 p.m.
- If you have a vote-by-mail ballot but want to vote at a polling place on Election Day, you may turn in your mail-in ballot there or vote using a provisional ballot. To turn in your mail-in ballot, vote, seal, sign, date and complete your address before arriving at the polling station.
- You may bring any person of your choice to assist you with voting at your polling location, including translating services or a family member. Your employer, however, cannot accompany you while you are voting.
- You must be in line at the polling place prior to the polls closing at 8 p.m. in order to vote.
- You do not need photo identification to vote in California, unless you are a first-time voter and did not provide your driver’s license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number when you registered.
- If this is the case, you need to include a copy of your identification if you are voting by mail and you may be asked to provide identification if are you voting in person.
- Acceptable forms of identification include: driver’s license, passport, employee identification card or student identification card. For more examples of acceptable identification as a first-time voter in California, visit the Voter ID website.
- Wondering about candidates and propositions? Check out candidates’ voting records and our stance on propositions in our Voter Guide. You can also view the official state Voter Guide here.
Need more voter information? Visit the state site here.
Feel free to contact us throughout the day with any other questions you might have at 916-441-6269.
See you at the polls!